About Me

Research Interests:
Macroeconomics, Expectations and Forecasting, Econometrics.

I am a macroeconomist with strong quantitative training. I hold a Master's degree in Econometrics from the University of Maastricht and a Ph.D in Quantitative Economics from the University of Kiel.

Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics at the Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics at Heidelberg University. I am also an CESifo Affiliate.

My research interests are in the following fields: macroeconomic forecasts and expectations, interaction of business cycles and financial markets, interaction of business cycle and growth, econometrics.

My professional experience includes academic research in the fields of macroeconomics, economic surveys, financial markets, as well as evaluation and development of forecasting models. In addition, I have experience from many applied projects in public/private sector consulting and the development of quantitative forecast models.

My previous work experience includes various positions at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), a position as consultant at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the position as managing director of Kiel Economics Research & Forecasting, a position as consultant for the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and an interim Professorship at RWTH Aachen University.